Photo of the Appalachian hills by J. Boer, ca. 2002

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Cherokee | Periscope
Cherokee | Periscope

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The first "interstate" in South Carolina was created by the Cherokee. It was known as "the Cherokee Path." In the 1700s, this route led traders from the coast of Charleston past the Columbia area and...
The Trail of Tears | Periscope
The Trail of Tears | Periscope

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The Cherokee are the largest tribe in the United States. They have also suffered some of the greatest losses in history of the United States. At one time, "Cherokee country" stretched from the...
Cherokee Today | Periscope
Cherokee Today | Periscope

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Today, Oconee County is home to the modern Cherokees of South Carolina. Traditional arts, crafts, foods, and language are still part of the Cherokee way of life.